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'What is your wish for the new year?'

As we ring in 2020, many people are looking forward to the new year with a sense of hope and increased opportunity. The Richmond Free Press took to the street to ask Richmond area residents: “What is your wish for ...

Richmond Public Library opens exhibit, 'Evicted in Richmond," on Friday

The Richmond Public Library’s Main Branch in Downtown is hosting a new exhibit on one of the city’s biggest problems — evictions.

Community forum Jan. 7 on the past, present and future of black business

“Can We Get Down to (Black) Business?” is the title of a community conversation at The Valentine from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the museum, 1015 E. Clay St., it has been announced.

Looking back at 2019

The past 12 months have seen a lot of highs and lows, with the Richmond Free Press there documenting events and life in and around Richmond. Photographers have captured through their work many of those ups and downs — from ...

Lizzo named Entertainer of the Year

Eight-time Grammy nominee Lizzo has more accolades she can add to her resume.

29th Annual Capital City Kwanzaa Festival Dec. 28

Anthropologist and historian Dr. Runoko Rashidi will be the keynote speaker at the 29th Annual Capital City Kwanzaa Festival on Saturday, Dec. 28.

Cherished Holiday Memories

Four Richmond area residents shared with the Richmond Free Press their most cherished holiday memories. We hope their reflections will bring to mind joyful recollections of your own during this special season.

‘Elegance in Black and White’

The Richmond Chapter of the Continental Societies honored Virginia Union University at its annual “Elegance in Black and White” dinner-dance on last Friday that drew more than 250 people.

Science Museum to host Noon Year’s Eve celebration for youngsters

At the stroke of noon on Tuesday, Dec. 31, exactly 2,020 balls will be dropped from the top of the rotunda inside the Science Museum of Virginia for its 2019 Noon Year’s Eve celebration for youngsters.

Tom Joyner, the 'hardest working man in radio,' retires

The “fly jock” and “hardest working man in radio” has hung up his microphone.

Talk Dec. 28 on Harriet Tubman

Researcher and author Elvatrice Belsches will talk about abolitionist and activist Harriet Tubman and the impact of the Underground Railroad in Central Virginia during a presentation from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at The Market @ 25th, 1330 ...

11-year-old dancer breaks barrier in 'The Nutcracker'

For the first time, a young black dancer is playing the lead in the New York City Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker.”

Photographing history: Richmond native Lawrence Jackson returns home with book about his years as President Obama's official White House photographer

Photojournalist Lawrence Jackson had covered national and international news events for the Associated Press for eight years. But he could feel that something was different when he rushed to Washington’s Lafayette Park on Election Night 2008. A spontaneous celebration of ...

Newest Soulidifly film, 'Hell on the Border,' to open Friday

Born enslaved, Bass Reeves rose to become a legendary U.S. deputy marshal who helped tame the Wild West, giving rise to speculation that he served as the model for the fictional white Lone Ranger.

New 'RVA Illuminates' to kick off holiday season Dec. 6 at Kanawha Plaza

It’s the most wonderful and magical time of the year, as dazzling and brightly colored displays and holiday festivities take over the city.